This is good news to all iPhone fans who are looking for a very portable, very affordable and yet has great featur. The iPhone SE is even currently the most budget friendly smartphone from the Apple.
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It features the A13 Bionic processor which is currently the fastest processor, superb design, portable, colorful display and very clear camera though it lacks the night mode feature and 5G network.
• It is very affordable
• Budget friendly
• Impressive performance
• Great cameras
• Features the Touch ID
• Great value for money
• Small screen display
• No night-mode camera feature
• Big bezels.
• Battery power is not top notch.
The old iPhone SE model was discontinued in 2018 but was later re-continued in April 2020. It comes in three versions: the 64GB internal storage version, the 128GB version and the 256GB version and their prices slightly ascend in that order. The iPhone SE is available in the following carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Xfinity Mobile and Visible.
iPhone SE features a Retina HD LCD display on its 4.7-inch screen coupled with its wide color, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 resulting in a colorful display. It also has a resolution of 1334×750 pixels which equates to a pixel density of 326 PPI and a 1400:1 contrast ratio.
It also features P3 wide color support for bright, multi-touch capabilities and natural colors with up to 625 nits brightness; True-tone which works hand in hand with the ambient light sensor for detecting and modifying the color intensity in a confined space for a more natural and real life experience. The iPhone SE also features the Haptic Touch which is very similar to the 3D Touch, just that this is best described as a press and hold operation with haptic feedback.
The iPhone SE comes with the A13 Bionic chipset which is currently the fastest processor, RAM size of 3GB and an internal storage of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB for better performance, efficiency and excellent multi tasking experience.
Then for the performance test, the iPhone SE scored 1300 for low impact tasks and 3100 for multi core test. This is very comparable to the iPhone 11 pro which scored 3500. It also features the iOS 13 operating system and would receive the iOS 14 update.
The iPhone SE has a dimensions of 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches and weighs 5.22 oz which is very similar to the iPhone 8. So if you are looking for a portable and yet modern iPhone with great features, then this is what you need. IPhone SE has three color variants: black, red and white.
Both the front and the back chassis of the iPhone SE is made of Ion-strengthened glass and a color-matching aluminum band varying from white, black or red for the frame. Though the glasses are protected with oleophobic coating.
Also featured are thick bezels at the top and bottom though these bezels could be a turnoff. It also features the Touch ID Home button which also serves as the fingerprint-based biometric authentication. It has the IP68 water and dust resistance rating which means it can stay in water for few minutes when accidentally dunked.
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The iPhone SE has a super clear and amazing camera quality with a 7MP selfie camera which has an aperture of f/2.2 and features the portrait mode, wide color capture, QuickTake feature and Depth control support. The front camera can record 1080 pixel HD video at 30 frames per second.
Then at the back, you will find a single 12MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. The rear camera also features the wide color capture, next-generation Smart HDR for improved highlights and shadow details, LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync capabilities, optical image stabilization and support for Portrait Mode & Portrait Lighting.
Though the night mode feature isn’t supported but the camera is still very top notch and clear and is even comparable to the iPhone 11. IPhone SE lacks the ultra wide camera which was featured in the iPhone 11 & iPhone 12 and the telephoto camera which was featured in the iPhone 11 pro & iPhone 12 pro.
Just like the iPhone 8, the IPhone SE features a mediocre 1821mAh battery capacity though this isn’t impressive for a 2020 smartphone. It has thirteen hours of video playback, eight hours when streaming videos and 40 hours audio playback.
It also features the fast charging and up to 50% could be charged in 30 minutes. It has a 7.5W wireless charging coupled with a built-in wireless charging accessories (Qi-based).
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SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPERTIES
|Model||SE2 or SE 2020|
|Launch Date||April 15, 2020|
|Release Date||April 24, 2020|
|Warranty||One (1) year|
|Chipset||Apple A13 Bionic |
|Processor||Hexa-core (dual-core 2650 mHz Lightning plus 1800 mHz Thunder)|
|Visual/Graphics processor||4-core Apple GPU|
|Screen Size||4.7 inches (11.94cm)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels|
|Type||Retina IPS LCD|
|Screen To Body Ratio||65.4%|
|Screen protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating and wide color gamut|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive touchscreen|
|Other features||Wide color gamut, True-tone, 625 nits max brightness|
|Number of cameras||One (1)|
|Video||4K @ 24/30/60fps & 1080p @ 30/60/120/240fps|
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, |
OIS, stereo sound recording, panorama
|Unit cell size||1.22 μm|
|Other features||28mm focal length,|
|Video||1080p @ 30fps|
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|Battery Capacity||1821 mAh|
|Charging Rate||Up to 50% in 30 min|
|Charging Features||Fast charging 18W, Qi wireless charging|
|Features and sensors||Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity, Barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|Length||5.45 inches (138.4mm)|
|Width||2.65 inches (67.3mm)|
|Thickness||0.29 inches (7.3mm)|
|Weight||5.22 oz (148 g)|
|Color||Black, White, Red|
|IP Rating||water and dust resistant|
|Keys||Left side: Volume adjustment buttons.|
Right side: Lock/Unlock key
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|Technology||2G, 3G and 4G|
|Browsing Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 with Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 with Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A with 3.1 Mbps|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Bluetooth||Version 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No|
|GPS||GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Media||Wireless screen share, Additional |
Noise cancellation microphone, Video Playback, Video out, Loudspeaker, Handsfree
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Is this the new iPhone SE version?
A: Yes it is and was released in April 2020
Q: Is this the unlocked version?
A: Yea. This version can use any network carrier though it might not work with Verizon
Q: If I may ask, what’s the generation of this version?
A: This is the 2nd generation iPhone SE.
Q: Ok but please can you elaborate more on the 2020 versions?
A: A2296 (Global), A2275 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) and A2298 (China)
Q: How many rear cameras does this smartphone have?
A: This features a single rear camera though this lone camera is super alluring and can be compared to that of iPhone 11.
Q: Does it support screen mirroring?
A: Yes it supports screen mirroring.
Q: What is the display size of iPhone SE?
A: It has a 4.7 inch display.
Q: Is the iPhone SE water resistant?
A: Yes and can stay up to 30 minutes in 1.5 meters depth of water.
Q: Please tell me the battery capacity of this device?
A: The iPhone SE features a mediocre battery capacity of 1821mAh.
Q: Do I have to buy a headphone or it comes with one?
A: No, It does not come with headphone.
Q: Can I know the Operating system?
A: It features the iOS 13
Q: Does this phone support wireless charging?
A: Yes the iPhone SE supports it.
Q: Does the iPhone SE fast charge?
A: Yes, It features the fast charge and charges up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Q: What’s its weight?
A: The iPhone SE weighs 5.22 oz (148 g)
Q: Is this 5G enabled?
A: No, it doesn’t feature the 5G network.
Q: I want to know if iPhone maintain the IPS LCD display which was featured in the older version?
A: No, the 2020 version features the Retina IPS LCD.